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David Whitehead

NAMB Church Planting Catalyst

As a church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board, David Whitehead works with California Southern Baptist Convention to start churches in High Desert, San Fernando Valley and Gold Coast Baptist Associations and LAX Urban Center.

His primary responsibilities include catalyzing healthy, evangelistic Southern Baptist church plants, mobilizing sending and supporting partners to assist new church plants, and maintaining healthy relationships with planters to ensure their needs are being addressed.

Serving California Southern Baptists since 2015, David is married and has three children.

Ministry Specialties

  • Partnership Development
  • Church Planter Assessments
  • Coach/Mentor Relationships
  • Church Planter Training
  • Church Planter Financial Projections
  • Demographic Research
  • Creative Evangelistic Outreach Events

Previous Experience

  • Director of Missions and Church Planting Catalyst - Hawaii-Pacific Baptist Convention
  • Church Planter and Senior Pastor - Hawaii, Arizona, Washington and Texas
  • Accountant - Arizona


  • Master of Divinity – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Science – Grand Canyon University

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.